Criminal investigations Division

Columbus Police Department, Criminal Investigation Division (CID) conducts criminal investigations regarding alleged violations into serious felonious crimes. These would include:

  • Burglaries
  • Cold Cases
  • Fraud
  • Murders
  • Robberies
  • Serious Assaults
  • Sexual Offenses

Study of Facts

The criminal investigation is an applied science that involves the study of facts, used to identify, locate and prove the guilt of an accused criminal. A complete criminal investigation can include:

  • Evidence Collection and Preservation
  • Interrogations
  • Interviews
  • Searching
  • Various Methods of Investigation

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Columbus Police Department to protect and serve the Columbus community, to safeguard the life and property of its citizens, and to reduce the fear of crime and enhance the quality of life for all citizens. The Department will serve all citizens with dignity and respect regardless of race, creed, color, religion, or socioeconomic status.

Vision Statement

We envision the enhancement of the quality of life in Columbus through effective, efficient, and proactive policing partnerships and dedicated service to our community